Photos on the blog - slow to appear?

A quick question: are the photos on the blog taking long to appear? I've been linking to the full-quality version but had never bothered to check if it was slow for you or not. Let me know, and I can link to lower-quality version.......

And by the way, the photo at the top of "The Magic number" entry is of the lunge for the final stalectite. Yes, I'd skipped the last quickdraw (it's a really cool 8 metre fall when you're unsuccessful :), and yes, the footholds are as bad as they look (as commented in one of the emails to me :) for all you non-climbers.

Easy Rider & what's that smell?!

photo storage while travelling